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AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON: MALCOLM YOUNG 'Gave Rock And Roll A Fist'

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson paid tribute to Malcolm Young, saying his late bandmate gave rock and roll "a fist" and "a kick in the ass." Malcolm, who co-founded AC/DC with his brother Angus in 1973, died on Saturday (November 18) at the age of 64 after suffering from dementia and failing health for...
November 22, 2017
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Italian Heavy Metal Singers FABIO LIONE And ALESSANDRO CONTI Join Forces For 'Lione/Conti' Album

Frontiers Music Srl will release the self-titled debut album from LIONE/CONTI on January 26, 2018. Alessandro Conti is the voice of the Italian power metal band TRICK OR TREAT and in 2011 was tapped as the voice of LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY ("Ascending to Infinity" and "Prometheus"). Fabio Lione is...
November 22, 2017
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OPETH Leader Loves Not Knowing What Next Album Will Sound Like

In a brand new interview with Ireland's Overdrive, guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH was asked if fans can expect to hear more experimentation and evolution from the band in the future. "I'm not one of those guys that sits there with calendar thinking, 'Okay,...
November 22, 2017
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STRYPER Frontman MICHAEL SWEET To Release 'Sole: Songs And Stories From A Life In Music' Solo DVD

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet will release a new solo DVD, "Sole: Songs And Stories From A Life In Music", in December. The set was filmed on June 2 at the Narrows Center For The Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts and will be made available at Sweet's official web site. Sweet's seventh solo album, "...
November 21, 2017
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EVANESCENCE's 'Synthesis' Cracks BILLBOARD Top 10

EVANESCENCE's "Synthesis" sold 34,000 equivalent album units in the week ending November 16, according to Nielsen Music, to land at position No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart. Of that sum, 30,000 were in traditional album sales. The set is a reimagining of some of EVANESCENCE's best-loved songs — as...
November 21, 2017
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Guitarist Was 'Very Sad' To Learn Of CHARLES MANSON's Death

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian says that he was "very sad" to hear the news of Charles Manson's death, explaining that the cult leader and murder-rampage mastermind's "interviews and music were a big influence" on him as an artist. One of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century,...
November 20, 2017
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SORCERER Feat. Ex-TIAMAT, LION'S SHARE Members: Lyric Video For 'Unbearable Sorrow' Song

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER released their new album, "The Crowning Of The Fire King", on October 20 via Metal Blade Records. The official lyric video for the disc's latest single, "Unbearable Sorrow", can be viewed below. SORCERER comments: "We have aimed to write an album with...
November 20, 2017
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ROBB FLYNN Discusses MACHINE HEAD's 'Very Grooving' And 'Melodic' New Album 'Catharsis': 'This Isn't Us At Our Heaviest'

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD will release their ninth full-length album, "Catharsis", on January 26, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Bloodstone & Diamonds" was produced by MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn and recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Zack Ohren (FALLUJAH...
November 20, 2017
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LITA FORD Doesn't Regret Including TONY IOMMI Abuse Accusations In Her Book

Lita Ford says that she has no regrets about detailing what she has described in her memoir as an abusive relationship with Tony Iommi. The female rocker opened up about her tumultuous romance with the BLACK SABBATH guitarist in "Living Like A Runaway: A Memoir", in which she accuses Iommi of attac...
November 19, 2017
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GUNS N' ROSES Pays Tribute To MALCOLM YOUNG In Sacramento (Video)

GUNS N' ROSES paid tribute to AC/DC's Malcolm Young during a concert in California, dedicating covers of "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" and "Whole Lotta Rosie" to the iconic guitarist who died this weekend. Singer Axl Rose introduced the Bob Dylan classic by telling the audience last night at Golden 1...
November 19, 2017
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Former ACCEPT Frontman UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Doesn't Want To Confuse People By Continuing Namesake 'DIRKSCHNEIDER' Band

Spark TV, which is part of the Czech monthly magazine Spark, recently conducted an interview with former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider and his son Sven, who plays drums in Udo's namesake band DIRKSCHNEIDER and his long-running solo outfit U.D.O. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpt...
November 18, 2017
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SIN QUIRIN Says 'AmeriKKKant' Album 'Has Stuff That I Don't Think People Are Expecting From A MINISTRY Record'

Jay Nanda of Alamo True Metal conducted an interview with members of industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY prior to the band's November 12 show at the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, Texas. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthc...
November 18, 2017
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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Releases 'Sway' Studio Video

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's studio video for "Sway" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fourth album, "BCCIV", which was released on September 22 via Mascot Records. This is BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's first studio album since 2013's "Afterglow". BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION is the Anglo-Am...
November 17, 2017
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British Actor DOUGLAS BOOTH In Negotiations To Play NIKKI SIXX In MÖTLEY CRÜE's Biopic 'The Dirt'

According to Deadline, British actor Douglas Booth is in negotiations to play Nikki Sixx in MÖTLEY CRÜE's long-awaited film adaptation of the group's biography, "The Dirt - Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band". The film adaptation of "The Dirt" is being helmed by "Jackass Presents: B...
November 17, 2017
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Swiss All-Female Heavy Metal Band BURNING WITCHES Releases 'Black Widow' Video

"Black Widow", the first video from the Swiss all-girl heavy metal outfit BURNING WITCHES, can be seen below. The clip produced by Michael Studer for 303.ch Productions. "Black Widow" is taken from BURNING WITCHES' self-titled debut album, which was released earlier in the year. The disc was recorde...
November 17, 2017